Police are investigating the murder of Aaron Bess, a 17-year-old unemployed resident of Lot 234 Patentia, West Bank Demerara, which occurred about 21:30 hrs last night (Wednesday) at Patentia.

The suspects are a 16-year-old student from Skull City Patentia and a 17-year-old student from Patentia.

Enquiries disclosed that Bess was walking from Two Field, heading to a nearby shop to make a purchase, when the suspects began pelting Bess with bottles and bricks due to an old misunderstanding.

As Bess continued his journey, the suspects approached him, and one of the teens dealt him two lashes with a piece of steel while the other teen took out a knife from his waist and dealt him several stabs about his body. As a result of the injuries, Bess fell to the ground, and the suspects made good their escape on foot.

The 17-year-old was then picked up by public-spirited citizens and escorted to the West Demerara Regional Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The body is at the Ezekiel Funeral Home at Best Village, WCD, where it awaits a post-mortem examination.

One of the suspects, a 17-year-old school dropout, has since been apprehended and is assisting the police in the ongoing investigations.


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